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Free Sand and Sandbags are Available to County Residents

The National Weather forecast calls for large amounts of precipitation in Northern California during the next couple of days. The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available. The location is next to the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad St. in Nevada City. Residents must bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags with sand. We do request that residents only take what they plan to use for protection of their personal property.
If you are operating a vehicle, please review the following tips: Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding Do not attempt to drive (or walk) across running water more than six inches deep Never drive in water that downed electrical or power lines have fallen If your vehicle stalls in deep water, stay in your vehicle and use whatever means available to notify emergency personnel (Dial 911, Honk horn to notify a passerby, etc…) Avoid hydroplaning by driving slowly and keeping your tires inflated correctly
Another important reminder for storm preparedness is to monitor a forecasted severe weather event. This can be accomplished by monitoring the local media or visiting the many weather forecast services available via the internet.
If you need instructions on sandbagging and sandbag construction, Nevada County OES will be posting instructions on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/nevcooes and the County OES website: http://www.mynevadacounty.com/oes/index.cfm?ccs=1206
For additional questions or comments, contact the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services at oes@co.nevada.ca.us or 530-265-1515

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